So...we tentatively entered this years Dragon's Glen at Lochaber Ideas Week (a local entrepreneur event organised by the Lochaber Chamber of Commerce). We entered with a local rye loaf, which we previously touched on in blog-posts here and here. And we've been invited to pitch our idea at the Semi's on 15th November 19:00 at the Moorings… Continue reading Doughies enter Dragon’s Glen 2017 with Lochaber Rye Loaf Entry
So, 2017 has officially begun, and we started it off in by travelling to Bute to help brew some beer...! As some of you will know, we have been collecting waste sourdough throughout 2016. All those loaves not purchased from the Deli / markets, or seconds that didn't make the grade, have made their way… Continue reading Brewing some Sourdough Bread Beer
Festive Break Doughies is now closed for the festive break. The oven door is shut, the aprons hung up, and the starters are in the fridge. In the new year, we'll get everything going again - including our open food network order cycle which will re-open with regular weekly bakes (individuals and to the Deli) resuming on Saturday 13th Jan… Continue reading This year…and next year.
BIG NEWS - we are now accepting individual sourdough orders on our weekly sourdough bakes. Come take a look at our new open food network shop at https://openfoodnetwork.org.uk/doughies/shop - haven't added our sourdough loaf pictures yet - but if you know and have tried our bread you know what to expect; and wanted to open this up… Continue reading Big News – Now Taking Individual Sourdough Orders
Grateful for a surprising hour of opportunity today [the end of British Summer Time]. So sat here with coffee and the rain drizzling past the window, thought it was a good excuse to have a run down on doughies happenings since our last blog post early September. So in Chronological order (with a few photos):-… Continue reading An hour of opportunity…
Branding Getting ready for some markets and shows and working on the small but beautiful brand that is doughies. Listening to a talk by Seth Goodwin last night about how to think small to go big, got me thinking about what is the doughies brand? Previously I'd written down the founding principles of doughies here, but as our… Continue reading Branding, Individual Subscriptions & Tweaks
Bakehouse update Bakehouse had its inaugural test this week baking for the Lochaber local food show (see below) - more kit due to arrive shortly (big table etc), but we think our wee space is going to be just perfect for our 100 sourdough a day target #microbakery. More photos to follow once we've finished... Show… Continue reading Bakehouse, Trade Show & Trade Orders!
Just a quick photo update below:- Bakehouse flooring now complete (grouted and sealed) - pretty happy with it. Tonight its time to clean up the equipment and roll it back in, and measure up for a few new bits. The bakehouse internal door has been ordered and is on its way. We've registered the space… Continue reading Quick Photo Update
Laying some groundwork at Doughies these past few days. Groundwork no one has been laying the bakehouse floor- nearly there now, just needs some grout and sealer, and then we can start putting the fun stuff back in on our new quarry tile floor. The second piece of groundwork has been… Continue reading Groundwork X 3